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ERIC Number: ED099117
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Pages: 20
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The Relative Effectiveness of Academic and Practicum Training on Developing Behavior Modification Skills in Parents.
Watson, Luke S., Jr.
This paper is concerned with evaluating the Parent Training Program component of the Parent Training Technology System. The specific problem assessed was the relative influence of academic and practicum training on developing behavior modification skills in parents who work with their own psychotic and mentally retarded children. Three parents were taught reinforcement, shaping, and stimulus control principles and their applications in an academic program, and then were "shaped" to carry out self-help, language, and social-recreational skill training procedures with their children. The main findings were that academic training influenced academic performance but had little influence on practicum performance. Practicum training was the primary factor influencing practicum performance, and seeing a movie of someone else training was not as effective as tutoring (or shaping) for developing criterion level behavior shaping performance in parents. (Author/SDH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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